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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CLAS1910 Beginners Latin

20 creditsClass Size: 23

Module manager: Dr Kate Cook
Email: k.j.cook@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is mutually exclusive with

CLAS2910Beginners Latin (Level 2)
CLAS3915Beginners Latin (Level 3)

Module replaces

CLAS1901 Fast-Track Latin 1

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

The module involves using a textbook designed for ab initio learners of Latin, acquiring knowledge of the alphabet, vocabulary, grammar and some easier syntax, approaching a lower intermediate level by the end of the course. It will include grammar exercises, translation of easier sentences from Latin to English and English to Latin, and translation of easier passages from Latin to English. The module is worth 20 credits and consists of 2 classes per week, running through the whole year.

Objectives

The module is designed to provide a solid basis in knowledge of beginners level Latin language – vocabulary, grammar, and syntax – so that students can translate and answer comprehension questions on passages of adapted Latin writing, as well as understanding and using grammar and syntax in translating short sentences from English into Latin. It will provide a foundation for those who wish to take the acquisition of the language further to intermediate level.

Learning outcomes
The course is designed to provide a solid basis in knowledge of beginners level Latin language - vocabulary, grammar, and syntax - so that students can translate and answer comprehension passages on passages of adapted, and some easier unadapted, Latin writing, as well as understanding and using grammar and syntax in translating simpler sentences from English into Latin. It will provide a foundation for those who wish to take the acquisition of the language further to an intermediate level.

Skills outcomes
A range of subject-specific skills including the ability to translate simpler passages of Latin, to recognise and apply correctly grammatical and syntactical rules in translating or analysing simpler sentences, and to conjugate and decline regular and some important irregular verbs, nouns, and adjectives.


Syllabus

The module involves using a textbook designed for ab initio learners of Latin, acquiring knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and initial syntax. It will include grammar exercises, translation of short sentences from Latin to English and English to Latin, and translation of beginners level passages from Latin to English. The module is worth 20 credits and consists of 2 classes per week through semesters 1 and 2.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Tutorial421.0042.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Day-to-day preparation, assigned homework, and learning of vocabulary grammar and syntax for each class, including formative in-class tests: 3 hours for each class = 118 hours.
Revising/consolidating knowledge for one in-class assessment (summative): 12 hours
Revising/consolidating knowledge 1.5 hour exam (semester 1): 14 hours.
Revising/consolidating knowledge 1.5 hour exam (semester 2): 14 hours.

Total: 158 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored:
- at an informal level, through contributions in class, regular formative tests of vocabulary and grammar, and written homework in the form of short grammar/syntax exercises or translations.
- at a formal level, through the two summative 1-hour in-class tests and the final 2-hour exam, spaced evenly through the year's course.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment1-hour in-class test25.00
In-course Assessment1-hour in-class test25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 07/09/2018

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